WVC 48 - 27 - 311
§48-27-311. Service of process.
A protective order may be served:
(1) On the respondent by means of a Class I legal
advertisement published notice, with the publication area being the
most current known county in which the respondent resides,
published in accordance with the provisions of section two, article
three, chapter fifty-nine of this code if personal service by law
enforcement has been unsuccessful. Simultaneously with the
publication, the respondent shall be served with the protective
order and the order of publication by first class mail to the
respondent's most current known residential address.
(2) Against nonresident persons by the manner prescribed in
section thirty-three-a, article three, chapter fifty-six of this
Any protective order issued by the court of this state which
is served in compliance with the provisions of Rule 4(f) of the
West Virginia Rules of Civil Procedure served outside the
boundaries of this state shall carry the same force and effect as
if it had been personally served within this state's boundaries.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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